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Royal Mail Launches New Stamps at Tangmere

October, 2008

The Royal Mail chose the Museum as the Southern launch venue for its new range of postage stamps commemorating RAF uniforms. The set of 6 stamps – three first class and three 81p stamps – show a selection of uniforms covering the period from the RAF’s start in 1918 to the current day. Museum Chairman Gp Capt David Baron OBE is shown holding a picture of the stamp depicting the flying uniform of a Hunter pilot in the 50s and 60s, exactly the same uniform David wore as a Hunter pilot early in his career. These stamps went on sale on September 18th.

Talks by Tangmere

The Museum is able to offer speakers to interested groups or societies on a range of subjects connected with the history of operations at RAF Tangmere and other military aviation subjects.

Further details of the full range of presentations and the availability of speakers can be obtained by calling the museum on 01243 790090, by emailing your interest to director@tangmere-museum.org.uk or by letter marked for the attention of the Director.

Museum Development

The Museum car park has been enlarged and re-laid and audio guides provided with the assistance of LEADER – the European Agricultural Fund for Redevelopment.

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